Travelers Escapes $1.8M KBR Pollution Defense Claim

Law360, New York (February 25, 2013, 8:07 PM EST) -- A Kansas federal judge Monday ruled Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. won't have to to pay construction firm Kellogg, Brown & Root LLC $1.8 million in defense costs from a water pollution suit, finding that Travelers' contract liability provision with another government contractor doesn't cover KBR.

KBR successfully beat back claims from Celanese Corp. that it was responsible some of the $4.6 million in cleanup costs from a damaged methanol pipeline near Bayport, Texas, but U.S. District Judge Monti L. Belot refused to let KBR put...
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